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9 Oct 1974 – First to catch 2 fish over 1200lb

Angler Basil Mitchell
Fish Black Marlin
Weight 1257
Tackle 130lb
Boat Kirsten
Date 9 October 1974

Significantly Basil Mitchell became the first angler to have weighed two fish over 1200lbs on this day in 1974 with his second 1200lb class fish at 1257lbs on board Kirsten.

His first 1208lb black was an Australian Record when it was weighed in 1967.

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